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This edition contains:
– Remarks from the RC09 Co-Presidents
– Recent RC09 Member Publications
– Book Review
– RC09 Members’ Ongoing Projects and other news
We especially thank our members who contributed to this edition.
As the Toronto 2018 ISA Congress is approaching, you may want to learn more about its participants. In our last Newsletter issue, we have added a new section – the information about the current research projects and grants of the RC09 members. You can also find references (and sometimes full texts) of the recently published and forthcoming RC09 member publications on this website or in our RC09 Newsletter issues. For the curious ones, we encourage you to see (or remind yourself) the results of a very interesting initiative – the RC09 members’ survey 2016 – prepared by Josh Dubrow. The main goal of this survey is to understand the research interests of RC09 members, their daily life of scholars and attitudes toward the role of ISA RC09 in their lives.
The call for content for the next issue of our Newsletter will be announced soon. Stay tuned!
It is our great pleasure to announce the new RC09 Newsletter – the first issue with the new editor Zophia Edwards, Assistant Professor of Sociology, Providence College. Here are couple words about the new issue from the editor:
[Our 2017 Newsletter] contains a special opening by RC 09 Co-President Ulrike Schuerkens, a provocative piece by co-President Habibul H. Khondker, information about the RC 09 sessions in the upcoming ISA World Congress in Toronto, and recent publications by RC 09 members. Special thanks to all who sent submissions.
We are happy to announce the new publication by Ulrike Schuerkens:
Schuerkens, Ulrike (2017). Social changes in a global world (1st edition). Thousand Oaks, CA: SAGE Pub.
This is an in-depth exploration of social transformations and developments, which combines an international approach with up-to-date research.
You may find here chapters on contemporary topics including technology, new media, war and terror, political culture and inequality. It also includes an analysis of societal structures – inequality, globalization, transnationalism.
This is a must read for students taking modules in social change, social inequality, social theory and globalization! To help comprehend the learning material, the book contains discussion questions, annotated further reading, chapter summaries and pointers to online resources to assist with study.
More on recent member publications you can find here.